UM academics and researchers discuss Environmental Behaviour, Economics & Policy
Exploring environmental policies and behaviour
What are the urgent priorities for environmental policy?
What determines pro-environmental behaviours among citizens?
What influences the greening of businesses operations?
How can policy be designed to switch behaviour away from pollution?
These questions and more were answered during a Conference on Environmental Behaviour, Economics & Policy, held on 21 November 2019 at the Dolmen Hotel to a full-house comprising of policy-makers, researchers, business executives and students. Participants also included several international delegates who attended the talks as part of a Special Session of SBE19 Malta.
The Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy, Prof. Frank Bezzina and the Director for Research Support Services, Dr Axel Steuwer welcomed participants on behalf of the University of Malta, and provided an overview of the aims of the grant and insights on the state of research at UM.
Topics covered included:
- The impact of taxes on waste
- Willingness to pay for urban/rural conservation and open space
- The determinants of voluntary pro-environmental actions at home and work
- The rise of the car-sharing economy
- Green business
- The role of religion and politics and the relationship between GDP and pollution.